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New York whitewater, Sand Creek

Saratoga county, Northville section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-IV     3 miles
  If you're coming from Gloversville it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that many runs in this state are not easy. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Whitewater paddling here in the Adirondack Mountains is a great experience.
    Sand Creek doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Northville stretch is the only one. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This section is quite
short so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. The nature scenery of Saratoga County and the water flowing gracefully down Sand Creek are reasons enough to come here and paddle. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This section of Sand Creek in New York is 3 miles long  
and has been rated as a class III-IV section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
This is a popular place for folks from Northville, and Sand Creek is right by the Oregon Trail. You clearly should fancy the Adirondack Mountains. Summertime highs at Sand Creek frequently tend to be in the 80's, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. Throughout the winter highs are in the 20's, and throughout the dark hours in the winter at Sand Creek temperatures descend to the 0's. Sand Creek sees pretty high levels of precipitation. November is the month that gets the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sand Creek.
 Whitewater Near Sand Creek:
Beecher Creek, Saratoga County, 0 miles away
      Class II-V - 2.5 miles long (Airport Road to Great Sacandaga Lake)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 7 miles away
      Class II-V - 8 miles long (Tenant Creek to Old State Highway)
East Stony Creek, Warren/ Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 6 miles long (Harrisburg Road to Tenant Creek)
Doig Creek, Hamilton County, 9 miles away
      Class III+(IV) - 3 miles long (Pumpkin Hollow Road to Sacandaga River)
Georgia Brook, Hamilton/Warren County, 13 miles away
      Class IV - 0.3 miles long (Along trail to Route 8)
Sacandaga River, Hamilton County, 13 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (East Branch to Hope)
West Stony Creek, Fulton/ Hamilton County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 10.5 miles long (Pinnacle to Route 30)
Sacandaga River - East Branch, Hamilton/Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class II-V - 7 miles long (Moose Mountain to Route 30)
Roaring Branch, Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class III-IV - 2 miles long (Last 2 miles into Stoney Creek)
Stony Creek, Warren County, 15 miles away
      Class III-V - 4.5 miles long (Below Smears Creek to Stony Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Sand Creek:
Gore Mountain, New York , 24 miles away, 2300 foot drop, 12 lifts, 88 runs
Hickory Ski Center, New York , 26 miles away, 1280 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
West Mountain, New York , 28 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 5 lifts, 22 runs
Willard Mountain, New York , 45 miles away, 505 foot drop, 10 lifts, 14 runs
Windham Mountain, New York , 47 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 10 lifts, 46 runs
Hunter Mountain, New York , 52 miles away, 1600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 55 runs
Mount Pisgah, New York , 56 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
Ski Plattekill, New York , 59 miles away, 1100 foot drop, 3 lifts, 35 runs
Whiteface Mountain, New York , 60 miles away, 3166 foot drop, 10 lifts, 80 runs
Belleayre, New York , 60 miles away, 1404 foot drop, 8 lifts, 47 runs
 Marinas Near Sand Creek:
Park Marine Base Inc., Northville , 3 miles away
Northampton Marina, Mayfield , 3 miles away
Cranberry Cove Marina, Mayfield , 7 miles away
Miller's Grandview Marina, Mayfield , 9 miles away
Gordon's Lakeside Marine, Mayfield , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Sand Creek:
Amsterdam Castle, Amsterdam , 15 miles away
Super 8 Amsterdam, Amsterdam , 16 miles away
Holiday Inn JOHNSTOWN-GLOVERSVILLE, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Super 8 Johnstown/Gloversville, Johnstown , 18 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Johnstown, Johnstown , 18 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sand Creek:
Northampton Beach Recreation, Mayfield, 3 miles away
Sacandaga Trailer Court, Broadalbin, 5 miles away
Rainbows End, Northville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sand Creek:
Oregon Trail, Warren , 14 miles away
Hamilton Mountain Fire Tower Trail, Hamilton , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Sand Creek:
Saratoga Spa State Park, New York , 26 miles away
Moreau Lake State Park, New York , 30 miles away
John Boyd Thacher State Park, New York , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sand Creek:
Sacandaga Golf Club, Northville , 3 miles away
Holland Meadows Golf Course, Gloversville , 11 miles away
Galway Golf Course, Galway , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Sand Creek
Bennett Lake, Hamilton , 6 miles away
Lake Butterfield, Saratoga , 10 miles away
Chase Lake, Fulton , 15 miles away

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